I’ve decided that I was meant to live in the early hours of the morning. It’s actually a great time of the day. You feel like you own the day. No one else is awake, and the sunrise is just for you. I believe a sunrise in Paradise is as good as any sunset in Hawaii. I love the early morning! As a kid I would wake up at 4:45am just so I could lay on the heater for 15 mins. before I had to practice the piano. Later years brought cheerleading at 5:30 am, so again I was up at the crotch of dawn getting ready. There were a few years that I wasn’t the only one alive in my family at those hours.
When I was in high school my brother Josh had the early bus to junior high therefore there were two of us up. Quite often one of us would make a coffee cake recipe off the back of the Bisquick box the night before and then pop it in the oven first thing in the morning. There we would sit eating hot coffee cake together before we headed out the door to conquer the world. Those were lovely mornings. Maybe it was having company, and being able to eat more than Slim Fast for breakfast that made it so wonderful.